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September 21st, 2010

Barbara Smith, 70

September 21, 2010

Barbara Ann Smith, 70, of Columbia City, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 19, 2010 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne where she was admitted Saturday. She had been in failing health.

She was born May 16, 1940 in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of James C. F. and Winifred B. (Kettle) Barker. Her formative years were spent in Detroit.

On Oct. 6, 1964 she married John D. Malott Sr. They made their home in Tucson, Ariz., later residing in various areas throughout the United States before returning to Tucson in 1997. Mr. Malott died March 19, 1999.

Robert Miller, 91

September 21, 2010

Robert Miller, 91, of Leesburg, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at the Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares, Fla.

Robert was born Feb. 19, 1919 in Elkhart, a son of Andrew and Blanche (Overmeyer) Miller. On Sept. 12, 1944 he married Betty J. Norris. They made their home in Rochester until 1960 when they moved to Columbia City. Robert was a plumber, member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 166, Ft. Wayne.

He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. In 1982 the Millers retired to Leesburg, Fla.

Donald Hyndman, 65

September 21, 2010

Donald E. Hyndman, 65, of Fishers, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 31, 1945 to Russell and Gladys (Leslie) Hyndman in Fort Wayne.

Donald had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Hyndman; son, Steve Hyndman; daughter, Stephanie Van Skyock; guardian daughter, Tammy Dean; father, Russell Hyndman; and two brothers, Walt Hyndman and Gary Hyndman.

Timothy Spillers, 49

September 21, 2010

Timothy George Spillers, 49, of Columbia City, died at 7:13 a.m. Sept. 18, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan in Ludington, Mich. after a drowning accident. He was born March 15, 1961 in Jackson, Mich. to James Vernet and Jacqueline Ann (Wright) Spillers.

He was raised in Michigan, moving to Fort Wayne in 1979 and then moved to Whitley County in 1981. He graduated from Jackson High School, Jackson, Mich. with the Class of 1979. He was married on June 12, 1982 at the Dunfee Missionary Church to Sally A. Geiger.

September 16th

Miriam J. Copp, 84

September 16, 2010

Miriam J. Copp, 84, of rural Columbia City, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born April 29, 1926 in Wallins Creek, Ky., a daughter of Gail Whitcomb and Mildred (Caress) Ellers. Her formative years were spent in Central Kentucky. She graduated salutatorian of Harrodsburg High School and continued her education at Blue Mountain College, Georgetown College and the Indiana School of Music at I.P.F.W.

On April 19, 1947 she was united in marriage to Harold D. Copp. They made their home in Bunker Hill where they established Copp Farm Supply.

Dorothy E. Londt, 84

September 16, 2010

Dorothy E. Londt, 84, a lifelong resident of Noble County, died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.
She was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Noble Township, Noble County a daughter of Hayes and Ruth L. (Snyder) Walker. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School.

On Feb. 20, 1944 she was united in marriage to Howard E. Londt. They made their home in Texas until 1945 when she returned to Noble County to reside while Howard served in the U.S. Army Infantry overseas. Following World War II, they made their home in the Wolf Lake community and began farming. Mr. Londt died Aug. 17, 2000.

September 14th

Gerald Imbody, 49

September 14, 2010

Gerald “Jay” R. Imbody, 49, of Payne, Ohio passed away at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at the home of his mother. Born May 7, 1961 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Gerald and Gloria (Juillerat) Imbody.

Jeanice Graves, 84

September 14, 2010

Jeanice C. Graves, 84, of rural Columbia City, died at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne where she was admitted July 28.

She was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Columbia City, a daughter of Joe and Freeda I. (Decker) Sharpe. She graduated from Columbia City High School and Ravenscroft Beauty College.

On June 4, 1946 she was united in marriage to Norman William Graves. They made their home in Columbia City, Syracuse and later Roanoke for 20 years before moving to their home south of Columbia City in 1986.

John Cowen, 83

September 14, 2010

John T. Cowen, 83, a resident of Columbia City, died at 2:48 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born Sept. 18, 1926 in Fort Wayne, a son of Theodore Cowen and Ilene Snyder. His formative years were spent in Columbia City where he was raised by foster parents, Purl and Wilma Schoeff. After graduating from Columbia City High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and served during W. W. II.

September 13th

Irene R. Rust, 85

September 13, 2010

Irene R. Rust, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away Sept. 11, 2010.  She was born Sept. 15, 1924 to the late Charley and Hazel (Dennis) Robison.  She retired from Sears after 25 years of service.  She was a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church, Allen Co. Farm Bureau, and Allen Co. Extension Home Maker Club.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, and reading. 

Surviving family include her children, Gale (Martha) Rust of Roanoke, James (Teresa) Rust of Whitley Co., Nancy (Rick) Bodeker of Avilla, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

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